My home area is Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the application of psychological principles to the working world. In particular, I’m interested in how the Internet has and will change the way work is conducted. Social media and 3D virtual environments are at the frontiers of both research and practice, and they are my focus. I use this blog to provide live coverage of academic conferences that I am attending, report on current research in technology applied to work, and promote my lab’s research.
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Each month, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology releases a newsletter describing current events in I/O Psychology. In the February issue, I noticed a brief article on an intriguing little study conducted by the SIOP Media Subcommittee, part of the SIOP Visibility Committee. Via the SIOP newsletter, the SIOP website, and social media, the […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:Gamification, Social Media, Mobile, and MTurk SIOP 2014 TNTLab ResearchGamification in the […]
From psychology, we’ve known for a while that people create near-instant impressions of people based upon all sorts of cues. Visual cues (like unkempt hair or clothing), auditory cues (like a high- or low-pitched voice), and even olfactory cues (what’s that smell!?!) all combine rapidly to create our initial impressions of a person. Where things […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:Facebook’s Bad For You But Good For MeSurprise: Social People Use FacebookEven Virtual […]
Recommendation letters are one of the most face valid predictors of academic and job performance; it is certainly intuitive that someone writing about someone else whom they know well should be able to provide an honest and objective assessment of that person’s capabilities. But despite their ubiquity, little research is available on the actual validity […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:GRE: The Personality TestGrad School: How Do I Get Recommendations for […]
A report from the National Science Foundation recently stated that a majority of young people believe astrology to be scientific, as reported by Science News, Mother Jones, UPI, and Slashdot, among others. Troubling if true, but fortunately, it isn’t. This statement is based upon a faulty interpretation of the NSF report. And I have human […]Related articles from NeoAcademic:Scientific Research in OrganizationsHow Americans LearnA Fake Scientific LiteratureCan Mobile Phones Be Used […]
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